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Postdoctoral Fellow
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/21/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Category Staff & Executive - Research (Laboratory/Non-Laboratory)
Department RWJ-Pediatrics-Endocrinology

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Pediatrics within Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Under the direction, the Postdoctoral Fellow will study the role of the hypothalamus in regulating reproductive hormone synthesis and secretion, controlling puberty and fertility. Research is conducted to study the interaction of hormones (sex steroids, and neuropeptides (kisspeptin, neurokinin B, GnRH, etc.) in coordinating the central regulation of puberty and reproduction. Lab techniques include a combination of cell-culture based, in vivo transgenic and ‘knock-out’ mouse models, and bench work (RT PCR, immunohistochemistry, hormone ELISAs, neuroanatomy, microscopy, etc.).

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Under the direction of the Principal Investigator(s), performs specialized research techniques and procedures related to the cellular and molecular biology of the neuroendocrine control of puberty and reproduction. Designs genetically modified mouse models in the study of specific reproductive disorders. Performs tasks related to animal husbandry.
  • Compiles and analyzes data with appropriate conclusions and recommendations in support of further research, as well as research publications and grant applications and presents data to PI and other lab members.
  • Assists in the establishment of performance standards, as well as in the selection of research methodologies and instrumentation, and coordination of instrumentation and experimental approaches in support of the research.
  • Assists with the instruction and training of students, fellows, residents, and research assistants in laboratory techniques and procedures in the areas of cellular and molecular biology to carry out research assignments.
  • Under direction of the Principal Investigator(s), performs other tasks as assigned to support the general functions of the laboratory.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.50
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 99S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility None

Minimum Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, physiology, endocrinology, or reproduction.
  • All but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated record of productive research as a graduate student or early-level postdoc.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform job duties.
  • Computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment


  • Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Must be able to lift or exert force up to 25 pounds. Must be able to work in a laboratory environment. Must be able to perform laboratory research.


  • Must pass employee health clearance, TB Test and required safety training. Must follow all safety precautions in laboratory, as required. Clinical/office environment with moderate amount of noise.
Special Conditions

Posting Number 21ST1316
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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